Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel Pouring Poison into the Internet: A special investigative report By Lance Tapley  Common Dreams  August 20, 2014 Like many other news websites, Common Dreams has been plagued by inflammatory anti-Semitic comments following its stories. But on Common Dreams these posts have been so frequent and intense they have driven away donors […]

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“The United States and its European allies now face a choice on Ukraine. They can continue their current policy, which will exacerbate hostilities with Russia and devastate Ukraine in the process — a scenario in which everyone would come out a loser. Or they can switch gears and work to create a prosperous but neutral […]

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As we’ve covered in previous newsletters, there are now academic studies that demonstrate the lack of democracy in the US and that the government functions as a plutocracy that represents the needs and wishes of the wealthy elite. At the same time that the government is dysfunctional, we are experiencing multiple crises that demand immediate […]

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“There is a no-fly-zone over Ferguson, Mo., because people in the U.S. government, from which local police forces take their cues, view the people of the United States increasingly as they view the people of other countries: as best controlled from the air.”    By DAVID SWANSON  counterpunch.org  August 19, 2014 Peace and justice organizations in St. […]

Justice is for everyone, Ricardo

 Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. In 2012, 271 migrants died while crossing through Texas, surpassing Arizona as the nation’s most dangerous entry point. The majority of those deaths didn’t occur at the Texas-Mexico border but in rural Brooks County, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, where the […]

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 By Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  August 17, 2014   The Killing Culture Why? Because we can we want to feel powerful and dominant that’s what we do in this culture We are taught to win at all cost we can kill them fast or we can kill them slow Our mission our job our role […]

Many people don’t know that for a time, Dred Scott lived in Fort Snelling, where he met and married his wife, Harriet Robinson. Full story: MSR News (MN Spokesman Recorder) Published on Aug 18, 2014   http://www.democracynow.org – Just miles away from the scene of the protests in Ferguson lies the grave of Dred Scott […]

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“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]

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Bring Back Our Girls  by Susu Jeffrey Bring Back Our Girls. Bring Back Our Girls since April 15th, 2014 it’s been months & months forever for teenage girls assembled for their final physics exam. Kidnapped in the middle of the night. Bring Back Our Girls. Bring back our 276 girl students or is it 329 […]

Nigerian says spiritual leaders who fail to confront extremists such as Boko Haram allow fanaticism to thrive  IAN JOHNSTON  The Independent  10 August 2014 Atrocities carried out by fanatics such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram show the dangers of religious belief with the “scroll of faith … indistinguishable from the roll call of death”, according to […]

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Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times […]

 National Guard troops have been ordered to Ferguson, MO, after two nights of mandatory curfew were ignored by protesters and rioters following the officer involved shooting death of teenager Mike Brown. Image credit: DVIDSHUB  Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media  August 18, 2014 What looked like a deescalation only a few days ago following the transfer […]

Grady Flores’ one-year sentence is the result of a strange legal sleight of hand that positions the Hancock Air Base commander, Col. Earl A. Evans, as the victim of protests. By Frida Berrigan  BillMoyers.com  August 13, 2014 This post originally appeared at  In These Times. “This has got to stop.” Judge David Gideon’s words refer not […]

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 One million people worldwide have been swept up by TIDE, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment. It’s a list of people suspected of being terrorists that’s managed by the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center. But how easy is it to get on the list, and are we a step closer to a world where everyone’s a suspect? […]

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Ted Asregadoo speaks to Truthout staff writers William Rivers Pitt and Dahr Jamail about their new book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq, as well as the lead-up to the war, the devastation it wrought and the current conflicts that are tearing the country apart. By Ted Asregadoo   Truthout.org | Video Interview   17 August 2014 (Image: […]

In The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disamignation Machine, the newest book published by City Lights, Henry A. Giroux explores the intersections of political power, popular culture, and new methods of social control. By ADMIN   CityLights   August 12, 2014 Giroux examines how neoliberal discourse (that is economic liberalism, not political liberalism) and the commodification of […]

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Israel’s truce with Hamas held for a second day Friday, as talks continued between the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and all three main Palestinian factions—including Fatah and Islamic Jihad. By Chris Marsden  wsws.org  16 August 2014 The talks, mediated by Egypt, have produced statements from all three Palestinian groups claiming that a breakthrough […]

Tutu Israeli Apartheid

 “Many have drawn comparisons between Israeli occupation and South African apartheid. Such comparisons are instructive, not only as a moral gauge but in terms of offering solutions to the current crisis.”  By Sonali Kolhatkar  truthdig.com  August 14, 2014  A Palestinian boy holds an umbrella as he rests in front of the damaged Nada Towers in […]

BOB BUTLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WRITES THAT THE ARREST OF TWO JOURNALISTS IN FERGUSON REMINDS HIM OF 1964 By#TEAMEBONY  August 15, 2014    Press freedom in Ferguson: Is this 1964 or 2014?  Fifty years ago, America’s living rooms were interrupted with images of peaceful protesters in Selma or Washington or […]

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